Indiana Takes Home Three of Six Big Ten Weekly Awards

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Indiana Takes Home Three of Six Big Ten Weekly Awards

Indiana University athletes took home three of the six Big Ten Weekly Awards, announced by the conference on Tuesday.

Jassen Yep earned men’s swimmer of the week, while Mikkel Lee was the top men’s freshman. Skyler Liu rounded out the trio by being recognized as women’s diver of the week.

Phoebe Bacon of Wisconsin earned the top women’s swimming honor. Ohio State produced the women’s freshman of the week in Krista Marlin and the top men’s diver in Lyle Yost.

Yep set the fastest time in the nation in the men’s 200 breaststroke at the Ohio State Invitational, winning in 1:50.71. It’s an NCAA A cut, a pool record and the meet record. He set the meet mark in the 100 breast, his time a 51.49 that was fourth in the nation. It was a B cut, as was his time of 1:44.93 in the 200 individual medley.

Yost won all three diving events at his home invitational, a fitting finale for the graduate student. He scored 428.10 to capture 3-meter, 388.25 on 1-meter and 378.05 on platform.

Lee, a freshman from Singapore, went 42.67 in the 100 free. He anchored the Hoosiers’ winning 400 free relay in 41.66, setting a meet and pool record. He also went 19.75 off the front of the 200 free relay.

Bacon assembled an outstanding performance at the Georgia Invitational. The senior won the 200 backstroke in 1:50.36 to set the top time in the nation this season and attain an NCAA A cut. She finished second in the 100 back in 51.32 and third in the 200 individual medley in 1:55.13. Bacon helped the Badgers achieve NCAA A cuts in the 800 free, 400 medley and 400 free relays.

Liu won the 1-meter and platform events in Columbus, scoring 297.25 and 351.00 points, respectively. The junior from China was second in 3-meter at 330.65.

Marlin won the 200 back at her home invitational in 1:52.49, the third-fastest time in the country and an NCAA B cut. She also finished second in the 400 IM in 4:09.82 and seventh in the 200 IM.

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